Earthjustice

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.

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Friday, August 18, 2017
Court Upholds New York State’s Rejection of the Constitution Pipeline
Today, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)’s decision to block a 124-mile natural gas pipeline project from moving forward in New York State, stating the plaintiffs had “no basis.” In April of 2016, NYSDEC...
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Coalition Challenges Water Pollution Permit for Montanore Mine
A coalition of conservation groups took legal action today to protect clean water and native trout on wild public lands in northwest Montana’s Cabinet Mountains from pollution threatened by development of a massive copper and silver mine. The coalition filed a lawsuit asking a state district court...
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
House Budget Proposal Lays Groundwork For Drilling In Arctic Refuge
Today, the House of Representatives unveiled a 2018 fiscal budget proposal that includes instructions to the Natural Resources Committee to identify $5 billion in savings over the next ten years, signaling an effort to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. The...
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Proposed Legislation Would Jeopardize Wolves, Undermine Endangered Species Act
Several proposals are moving through the House and Senate this week that threaten imperiled gray wolves and undermine the nation’s most important wildlife conservation law, the Endangered Species Act. The following statements are from policy and wildlife experts who are available for interviews: “...
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
EPA Set to Propose Repeal of the Clean Water Rule
Today, Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that the EPA is set to issue a proposal to repeal the Clean Water Rule, moving this country away from a commonsense safeguard that helps state and federal agencies protect our rivers, streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. Following an Executive...
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a significant victory today in its fight to protect the Tribe’s drinking water and ancestral lands from the Dakota Access pipeline. A federal judge ruled that the federal permits authorizing the pipeline to cross the Missouri River just upstream of the Standing...
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Thursday, April 06, 2017
Earthjustice Statement on Senate Vote Overriding Minority Opposition to Judge Gorsuch
Today, Republicans voted to change the Senate rules to override Democratic opposition to Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. The following is a statement from Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen: “Earthjustice strongly condemns Senate Republicans’ decision...
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Monday, April 03, 2017
Groups Threaten to Sue Trump Administration for Blocking Common Sense Energy Efficiency Measures
Today, Earthjustice—along with Consumer Federation of America, NRDC, and Sierra Club— notified the Trump Administration of its intent to sue the Department of Energy (DOE) for needlessly delaying a raft of common sense energy efficiency measures. These measures are only one step away from saving...
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Order to Open Public Lands to Coal Leasing
A coalition today is suing the Trump administration over an order opening tens of thousands of acres of public lands to the coal industry. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s order lifting a moratorium on federal coal leasing comes a day after President Trump’s executive order rolling back protections...
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Friday, March 24, 2017
Trump Administration Tries to Fast-Track Keystone XL Pipe Dream
The following is a statement from Earthjustice Vice President of Litigation for Climate and Energy Abigail Dillen in response to the Trump administration’s announcement that it is granting permit to the controversial and much-criticized Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline: “This is the latest in a...
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